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Covid claims live film festival but winter festival and lots of live music is happening this week

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Covid has claimed another live event.

 The Banff Centre Mountain Movie Festival at the Yates Theatre, Jan. 14, however the online event is still happening. Details are available at

Eric Braun hosts Honkers Pub’s open mic, Jan. 14. Photo by Richard Amery


 YQL Winterfest will have nice albeit windy weather.

 There will be live music, storefront windows painted with winter themes, custom hot chocolate and a whole lot of fun  activities planned, Jan. 14-19

Live music is at the centre of the event which begins Friday, Jan. 14 with Karen Romanchuk performing at Rotary Square outside Casa at 5 p.m.

 Adequate will get funky on Rotary Square, Saturday, Jan 15 at 2 p.m.


 Live local music begins tonight , Tuesday, Jan. 11 as Winnipeg folk punk musician Greg Rekus returns to Lethbridge to host the Owl Acoustic lounge’s weekly open mic tonight at 8 p.m.


 Over at the Slice, Gabe Thaine hosts  a blues jam with sign up beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The Slice features mid -week live music, Wednesday, Jan 12 with Scott Davidson, John Matthews and Brandon Vandoorn performing at approximately 8 p.m.

The Owl has cancelled this week’s jazz jam for Wednesday.


 However Audio/Rocketry’s Jo Vickers, The River Jacks’ Spencer Jo and Danica Sommer are still performing on Friday, Jan 14.

 The show begins early at 8 p.m.

 Boots and the Boots are still a go on Saturday, Jan. 15 at 8 p.m. as well.


Dueling Pianos with Cal Toth and Anna McBryan returns to the Place on Friday, Jan. 14.


 Eric Braun, who was  playing with the Mark Hall Band at the Casino on the weekend, hosts Honkers Pub’s Friday night open mic.

 Della and the Dealers play Casino Lethbridge this weekend at 8 p.m. Jan. 14 and 15.

 Paul Elser is on deck to host Honkers’ Saturday afternoon open mic.


Things get loud at the Slice on Saturday, Jan, 15 with Tyrants of Chaos and Volbeat tribute Rebel Angels kicking the show off at 7:30  p.m. Admission is $10.


If you need a laugh, Drunk Improv returns to Didi’s Playhaus, Saturday, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. Admission is pay what you can, but tickets are only available online at

 Edmonton comedian Brent Ayton is bringing the funny to Good Times, Friday, Jan. 14 and Saturday, Jan. 15 Tickets are $16.67 through Showpass. The laughs begin at 8 p.m. each night.

—by Richard Amery, L.A.Beat Editor

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 11 January 2022 12:14 )  
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